Dhaka: 6:34 AM, Thu, 24 May, 2018

Distressed Rohingyas getting local support: PM

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday said local people have given their overwhelming support to the government's steps giving shelter to displaced Rohingya citizens of Myanmar in Bangladesh.

HC summons BASIC Bank investigators

Staff Correspondent: The High Court has summoned all the investigation officers of 56 cases filed in connection with Basic Bank loan scam, seeking their explanation over the delay in completing the investigation.

Drug peddler killed in Rangpur ‘gunfight’

Staff Correspondent, Rangpur: A drug peddler was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Hajirhat area of Rangpur early Wednesday.

Leguna-truck collision kills 5 in Bogura

Bogura Correspondent: At least five people were killed and seven other were injured in a head-on collision between a truck and leguna in the district’s Shajahanpur on Wednesday morning.

PM goes to Kolkata Friday

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here for Kolkata on Friday on a two-day official visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

57 robbers surrender

Staff Correspondent, Khulna: Some 57 members of six forest robber gangs including their chiefs surrendered to the Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan along with their arms and ammunition at Rapid Action Battalion-6 office in Labanchhora of Khulna district on Wednesday.

Hearing on Khaleda’s bail pleas in 2 cases adjourned

Staff Correspondent: The High Court on Tuesday adjourned until Wednesday the hearing on two petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking bail in two cases.

Govt to redraft Digital Security Act

Secretariat Correspondent:  The Law Minister has assured of the journalists to redraft Digital Security Act that has drawn flack over fears of gagging free media and freedom of speech.

Irregularities in KCC polls: EC starts investigation

Staff Correspondent, Khulna: The probe committee formed by the Election Commission (EC) has started investigation into irregularities and reasons behind suspension of voting at three polling stations in Khulna City Corporation (KCC) polls.

Ecnec clears revised Padma Bridge Rail Link Project

Staff Correspondent: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (first revised) involving Tk 39,246.80 crore.

Two accused remanded over Nazim’s death

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed two accused on one-day remand each in a case filed over the death of a Dhaka Tribune official in a tragic road accident on Mayor Hanif Flyover in Jatrabari area.

Khaleda files bail pleas in two more cases

Staff Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday filed two separate petitions with the High Court (HC) seeking bail in two more cases.

SC orders Citycell to pay dues of Tk128cr

Staff Correspondent: The appellate division of the Supreme Court directed mobile operator Citycell to pay Tk 128.98 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) soon.

Rule issued to compensate Tk one crore to Nazim’s family

Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why they should not be directed to pay a compensation of Tk one crore to the family members of Dhaka Tribune employee Nazim Uddin, who was killed in a deadly road crash.

Compensation to Rajib's family: SC stays HC order

Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court today stayed the High Court order that directed the authority concerned to provide Tk One crore as compensation to the family of deceased Titumir College student Rajib Hasan.